Archive for March, 2013

Congrats to the 2013 Growing Green Awardees!

Nominees, their supporters, Chapter members and friends of green building and sustainability gathered last night to celebrate all the 2013 Growing Green Awards nominees and recognize winners in each category. Congratulations to this year’s awardees!

Community Champion: Old North St. Louis Restoration Group

Education: Southwestern Illinois College

Emerging Leader: Courtney Howard – Cannon Design

Innovation: SWT Design
with an Honorable Mention to Cannon Design

Operational Excellence: Parkway School District

Restoration: Patty Maher – Tiger Lily Development

View a list of all the nominees here. Or check out their accomplishments.




Members in the News – Susan Lanigan

Chapter member Susan Lanigan’s letter to the editor was published in the March 25, 2013 edition of the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Renewable energy standard benefits our schools

“Last year Crossroads College Preparatory School was the first K-12 school in the region with a major solar installation: 364 solar panels totaling 87 kilowatts, enough to power eight homes. Over 10 years, we’ll offset the burning of 1 million pounds of coal and save at least $33,000 in energy costs. That’s money we can use to support our academic programs.

In addition, the solar panels and our building create a “living laboratory” for our students to learn the importance of renewable energy and environmental sustainability. The solar rebate program in Missouri’s renewable energy standard made installing this clean energy source affordable. . . . ”

Click here to read the full article.




Green Building Tour – Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School in University City

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In addition to the recycled materials used in construction, its many sustainable features – rain gardens, maximized daylight through window placement, a highly efficient HVAC system and other energy-saving devices – earned the Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School the honor of being the first public elementary school in St. Louis to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. The two-story building’s 24 classrooms include specialized classrooms and specialty spaces enabling students to do more exploratory work aiming toward not only a sustainable learning facility but also sustainable learning practices.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES CEH

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
5:30 – 6:00 pm – Registration & Networking
6:00 – 7:30pm – Brief Presentation & Guided Tours

WHERE:
Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School,
1500 North 82nd Boulevard, 63132 map

FEE:
Free to USGBC-MGC Members, educators/school representatives, and full-time students.
$20 for Non-members.

REGISTER: Online Registration is now closed. Attendees can register in person at the event.

QUESTIONS?
Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.




Tenth Annual LEED Showcase

The Annual LEED Showcase features presentations on several local projects that are pursuing or have recently achieved LEED certification.  This year marks the 10th Annual LEED Showcase, and we are excited to highlight the following projects:

10 S. Brentwood renovation/addition,
home of the new Clayton Police station

St. Louis Art Museum’s East Building

6153 Pershing, an urban infill
new construction modular residence

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES CEH

WHEN: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
5:30 – 6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15 – 7:30pm – Presentation

WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200, (63103) map

FEE: Free to USGBC-MGC Members and full-time students.
$20 for Non-members.

REGISTER: Click here to register online

QUESTIONS?
Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.

Thanks to our Event Sponsors!

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Lawrence Group

Pinnacle Contracting, Inc.




LEED AP Building Design + Construction (BD+C) Specialty Exam Prep Course

For professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high-performance, healthful, durable, affordable, and environmentally sound commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings, the LEED AP Building Design + Construction exam is designed to measure your knowledge and skill in understanding the LEED Rating System and ability to facilitate the project certification process.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s two full-day (16 hours total) LEED BD+C Specialty Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED BD+C Specialty exam.  Skilled instructors will discuss categories and credits in the LEED BD&C Rating System, explore methods of sustainable project delivery and green building practices, and offer test taking tips. Subject areas covered include:

·        Introduction, Exam Strategy, and BD+C Process
·        Sustainable Sites
·        Water Efficiency
·        Energy and Atmosphere
·        Materials and Resources
·        Indoor Environmental Quality
·        Test Taking Tips
·        Practice Exam

WHEN
Friday and Monday, May 10 & 13, 2013
8:30am – 5:00pm both days

Please arrive and check in between 8:00 – 8:30am 

WHERE
Color Art Integrated Interiors
1325 N. Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132 map

FEE
$200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Members
$250.00 for Non-members
*Textbook costs are NOT included in course fee
*Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS1) USGBC LEED Building Design + Construction Study Guide, USGBC
2) LEED AP BD+C Candidate Handbook (free download) and references outlined on page 13 of the handbook.
3) LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction, USGBC (Not required for this course, but strongly recommended)

The study guide and reference guide may be purchased on the USGBC Store page of the USGBC website. Please plan for shipping time.

PREREQUISITES
Students must read and understand the steps needed to enroll for and take the exam, including meeting exam eligibility requirements.  The instructors will only address this as a broad overview.

REGISTER
Click here to register.

Class size is limited and per-registration is required.

INSTRUCTORS
Nick Bristow, Clayco
Lucy Williams, Lucy Williams Architecture

PLEASE NOTE
This course does not guarantee students will pass the LEED AP BD+C Specialty exam.  Additional time outside of class will be required for reading the required textbooks and further study.  Registering and taking the LEED AP exam, and any associated costs, are not included in this course.

This course prepares participants for the specialty portion of the LEED AP BD+C credentialing exam. LEED AP exams are comprised of two parts: Green Associate & the Specialty. Candidates must pass both portions of the exam in order to receive LEED Accreditation.

QUESTIONS?
Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.




LEED EBOM Education Series – Indoor Environmental Quality

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Click here to view a pdf of Chris Laughman’s presentation

Session 5 of a 5 part series.
Attending the entire series is highly recommended.

This Lunch ‘n LEED series differs from the others, as it will be taught by live local instructors, as opposed to pre-recorded webinars.  Presenters will detail their experience working to pursue LEED EB:O&M for the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (CBEC), which achieved LEED Silver in December 2012.

In 2013, the Chapter will be looking for another non-profit interested in greening their building with LEED EB: O&M. And we’ll be looking for more volunteers too! If you’re interested in this opportunity, you won’t want to miss this series of presentations!

The May 23 session will focus on the Indoor Environmental Quality category. For each credit category, presenters will review: A brief explanation of credit intent and requirements, reason for pursuing or not pursing a credit, data collection/monitoring, plans, policies, procedures, data submission/template, performance period, as well as review comments and lesson’s learned.  Lunch will not be provided, rather we encourage attendees to bring their own brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

Speaker: Chris Laughman, Graybar Electric Company

Project Background:
Pursuit of LEED certification for CBEC was a pilot for the Chapter’s LEED Community Project. Volunteers from USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter were recruited to assist with data gathering and analysis, development and implementation of policies and plans and documentation of building operations. This not only provided hands-on learning and direct experience with the LEED EB: O&M process, it also earned volunteers eligibility to qualify for a LEED specialty exam.

Volunteers met monthly from October 2011 to April 2012 in order to keep one another informed, managing several key parts of the project, including interior and exterior lighting audits, the occupancy survey and the custodial effectiveness audit. They also assisted with policy, procedure and plan review, creation. The application for certification was submitted in July 2012. After a few rounds of clarification, Silver certification was awarded and accepted in December 2012.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW
1.5 GBCI CE Hours per session

Lunch will not be provided, rather we encourage attendees to bring their own brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

WHEN
Thursday, May 23
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 126

FEE
$10/ USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member; $15/Non-member per session OR

$40/USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member; $60/Non-member for a LEED EBOM Education Series Pass OR

$100/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2013 Webinar Series Pass

REGISTRATION
Click here if you are interested in solely purchasing this single session.

Click here if you are interested in purchasing a LEED EBOM Education Series Pass.

Click here if you are interested in purchasing a 2013 Unlimited Lunch ‘n LEED Pass.

Passes are non-transferable and valid only for the individual purchaser.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.




LEED EBOM Education Series – Materials & Resources

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Session 4 of a 5 part series.
Attending the entire series is highly recommended.

This Lunch ‘n LEED series differs from the others, as it will be taught by live local instructors, as opposed to pre-recorded webinars.  Presenters will detail their experience working to pursue LEED EB:O&M for the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (CBEC), which achieved LEED Silver in December 2012.

In 2013, the Chapter will be looking for another non-profit interested in greening their building with LEED EB: O&M. And we’ll be looking for more volunteers too! If you’re interested in this opportunity, you won’t want to miss this series of presentations!

The May 16 session will focus on the Materials & Resources category. For each credit category, presenters will review: A brief explanation of credit intent and requirements, reason for pursuing or not pursing a credit, data collection/monitoring, plans, policies, procedures, data submission/template, performance period, as well as review comments and lesson’s learned.  Lunch will not be provided, rather we encourage attendees to bring their own brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

Speaker: Rene Dulle, St. Louis Community College

Project Background:
Pursuit of LEED certification for CBEC was a pilot for the Chapter’s LEED Community Project. Volunteers from USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter were recruited to assist with data gathering and analysis, development and implementation of policies and plans and documentation of building operations. This not only provided hands-on learning and direct experience with the LEED EB: O&M process, it also earned volunteers eligibility to qualify for a LEED specialty exam.

Volunteers met monthly from October 2011 to April 2012 in order to keep one another informed, managing several key parts of the project, including interior and exterior lighting audits, the occupancy survey and the custodial effectiveness audit. They also assisted with policy, procedure and plan review, creation. The application for certification was submitted in July 2012. After a few rounds of clarification, Silver certification was awarded and accepted in December 2012.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW
1.5 GBCI CE Hours per session

 

Lunch will not be provided, rather we encourage attendees to bring their own brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

WHEN
Thursday, May 16
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 126

FEE
$10/ USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member; $15/Non-member per session OR

$40/USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member; $60/Non-member for a LEED EBOM Education Series Pass OR

$100/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2013 Webinar Series Pass

REGISTRATION
Click here if you are interested in solely purchasing this single session.

Click here if you are interested in purchasing a LEED EBOM Education Series Pass.

Click here if you are interested in purchasing a 2013 Unlimited Lunch ‘n LEED Pass.

Passes are non-transferable and valid only for the individual purchaser.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.




LEED EBOM Education Series – Energy & Atmosphere

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Session 3 of a 5 part series.
Attending the entire series is highly recommended.

This Lunch ‘n LEED series differs from the others, as it will be taught by live local instructors, as opposed to pre-recorded webinars.  Presenters will detail their experience working to pursue LEED EB:O&M for the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (CBEC), which achieved LEED Silver in December 2012.

In 2013, the Chapter will be looking for another non-profit interested in greening their building with LEED EB: O&M. And we’ll be looking for more volunteers too! If you’re interested in this opportunity, you won’t want to miss this series of presentations!

The May 9 session will focus on the Sustainable Sites and Water Efficiency categories. For each credit category, presenters will review: A brief explanation of credit intent and requirements, reason for pursuing or not pursing a credit, data collection/monitoring, plans, policies, procedures, data submission/template, performance period, as well as review comments and lesson’s learned.

Speakers: Gwenn Ivester, Cassidy Turley &
Deb Frank, MBG

Project Background:
Pursuit of LEED certification for CBEC was a pilot for the Chapter’s LEED Community Project. Volunteers from USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter were recruited to assist with data gathering and analysis, development and implementation of policies and plans and documentation of building operations. This not only provided hands-on learning and direct experience with the LEED EB: O&M process, it also earned volunteers eligibility to qualify for a LEED specialty exam.

Volunteers met monthly from October 2011 to April 2012 in order to keep one another informed, managing several key parts of the project, including interior and exterior lighting audits, the occupancy survey and the custodial effectiveness audit. They also assisted with policy, procedure and plan review, creation. The application for certification was submitted in July 2012. After a few rounds of clarification, Silver certification was awarded and accepted in December 2012.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW
1.5 GBCI CE Hours per session

Lunch will not be provided, rather we encourage attendees to bring their own brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

WHEN
Thursday, May 9, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 126

FEE
$10/ USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member; $15/Non-member per session OR

$40/USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member; $60/Non-member for a LEED EBOM Education Series Pass OR

$100/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2013 Webinar Series Pass

REGISTRATION
Click here if you are interested in solely purchasing this single session.

Click here if you are interested in purchasing a LEED EBOM Education Series Pass.

Click here if you are interested in purchasing a 2013 Unlimited Lunch ‘n LEED Pass.

Passes are non-transferable and valid only for the individual purchaser.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.




LEED EBOM Education Series – Sustainable Sites & Water Efficiency

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Session 2 of a 5 part series.
Attending the entire series is highly recommended.

This Lunch ‘n LEED series differs from the others, as it will be taught by live local instructors, as opposed to pre-recorded webinars.  Presenters will detail their experience working to pursue LEED EB:O&M for the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (CBEC), which achieved LEED Silver in December 2012.

In 2013, the Chapter will be looking for another non-profit interested in greening their building with LEED EB: O&M. And we’ll be looking for more volunteers too! If you’re interested in this opportunity, you won’t want to miss this series of presentations!

The May 2 session will focus on the Sustainable Sites and Water Efficiency categories. For each credit category, presenters will review: A brief explanation of credit intent and requirements, reason for pursuing or not pursing a credit, data collection/monitoring, plans, policies, procedures, data submission/template, performance period, as well as review comments and lesson’s learned.  Lunch will not be provided, rather we encourage attendees to bring their own brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

Speakers: Kurt Thompson, Silver Eagle Construction Products Inc.,
Hope Gribble, USGBC-MGC; &
Nick Bristow, Clayco

Project Background:
Pursuit of LEED certification for CBEC was a pilot for the Chapter’s LEED Community Project. Volunteers from USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter were recruited to assist with data gathering and analysis, development and implementation of policies and plans and documentation of building operations. This not only provided hands-on learning and direct experience with the LEED EB: O&M process, it also earned volunteers eligibility to qualify for a LEED specialty exam.

Volunteers met monthly from October 2011 to April 2012 in order to keep one another informed, managing several key parts of the
project, including interior and exterior lighting audits, the occupancy survey and the custodial effectiveness audit. They also assisted with policy, procedure and plan review, creation. The application for certification was submitted in July 2012. After a few rounds of clarification, Silver certification was awarded and accepted in December 2012.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW
1.5 GBCI CE Hours per session
Lunch will not be provided, rather we encourage attendees to bring their own brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

WHEN
Thursday, May 2, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 126

FEE
$10/ USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member; $15/Non-member per session OR

$40/USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member; $60/Non-member for a LEED EBOM Education Series Pass OR

$100/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2013 Webinar Series Pass

REGISTRATION
Click here if you are interested in solely purchasing this single session.

Click here if you are interested in purchasing a LEED EBOM Education Series Pass.

Click here if you are interested in purchasing a 2013 Lunch ‘n LEED pass.

Passes are non-transferable and valid only for the individual purchaser.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.




LEED EBOM Education Series – Introduction

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Session 1 of a 5 part series.
Attending the entire series is highly recommended.

This Lunch ‘n LEED series differs from the others, as it will be taught by live local instructors, as opposed to pre-recorded webinars.  Presenters will detail their experience working to pursue LEED EB:O&M for the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (CBEC), which achieved LEED Silver in December 2012.

In 2013, the Chapter will be looking for another non-profit interested in greening their building with LEED EB: O&M. And we’ll be looking for more volunteers too! If you’re interested in this opportunity, you won’t want to miss this series of presentations!

The April 25th presentation will provide a brief overview of the project as well as team background and their expertise, resources, key players, support sources, setting up LEED Online, scheduling (performance period), and baseline assessment.

Speakers: Deb Frank, Missouri Botanical Garden &
Emily Andrews, USGBC-MGC.

Project Background:
Pursuit of LEED certification for CBEC was a pilot for the Chapter’s LEED Community Project. Volunteers from USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter were recruited to assist with data gathering and analysis, development and implementation of policies and plans and documentation of building operations. This not only provided hands-on learning and direct experience with the LEED EB: O&M process, it also earned volunteers eligibility to qualify for a LEED specialty exam.

Volunteers met monthly from October 2011 to April 2012 in order to keep one another informed, managing several key parts of the
project, including interior and exterior lighting audits, the occupancy survey and the custodial effectiveness audit. They also assisted with policy, procedure and plan review, creation. The application for certification was submitted in July 2012. After a few rounds of clarification, Silver certification was awarded and accepted in December.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.5 AIA/CES CEH/HSW
1.5 GBCI CE Hours per session 

 

 

 

Lunch will not be provided, rather we encourage attendees to bring their own brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

WHEN
Thursday, April 25, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 126

FEE
$10/ USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member; $15/Non-member per session OR

$40/USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member; $60/Non-member for a LEED EBOM Education Series Pass OR

$100/USGBC-Missouri Chapter Member; $150/Non-member for a 2013 Webinar Series Pass

REGISTRATION
Click here if you are interested in solely purchasing this single session.

Click here if you are interested in purchasing a LEED EBOM Education Series Pass.

Click here if you are interested in purchasing a 2013 Unlimited Lunch ‘n LEED pass.

Passes are non-transferable and valid only for the individual purchaser.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.